Classified-Ad Clerk I

Receive orders for classified advertising.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Classified-Ad Clerk Is do?

Receives orders for classified advertising for newspaper or magazine by telephone or in person: Talks to customer to determine wording and dates of publication of classified advertisement. Determines word, line, or day rates, using rate schedule, and calculates total charge for customer. Assigns box number for anonymous advertisements. Collects payments for advertisements. Writes order form to customer’s specification and transmits to production personnel for publication. Writes receipts and keeps records of transactions. May mark advertising that has expired and indicate number of days other advertisements are to continue. May record customer’s request for cancellations or corrections of classified advertisement. May solicit orders for classified advertisements over telephone [TELEPHONE SOLICITOR]. When taking order over telephone, may be designated Telephone Ad Taker.

Should I be a Classified-Ad Clerk I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Ad Clerk, Ad Taker, Classified Ad Clerk, Classified Ad Taker, Classified-Copy-Control Clerk, Want Ad Clerk

    How to become a Classified-Ad Clerk I

    Most Classified-Ad Clerk Is have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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